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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2016;19(4):249-251.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/cise.2016.19.4.249    Published online December 31, 2016.
Biepicondylar Fracture of the Humerus in an Adult Female: A Case Report
Minkyu Seong, Jungyun Choi, Jaekwang Yum
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. minkyu.seong@gmail.com
Received: 7 August 2016   • Revised: 10 October 2016   • Accepted: 11 October 2016
Abstract
Biepicondylar fracture of the humerus is very rare in adults. To date, there have been limited evidence of this injury in the English literature. We report a case of a 65-year-old female with a biepicondylar fracture of the left distal humerus without dislocation. Open reduction and internal fixation with K-wires, cannulated screw, and suture anchor were performed. We obtained stability of the elbow and a satisfactory functional outcome. Because this type of injury is associated with varus and valgus instability, operative reduction and fixation are essential in order to gain stability and early recovery of normal function.
Key Words: Humeral fracture; Medial humeral epicondyle; Lateral humeral epicondyle


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